Patrice Davis, MS
Founder & CEO
Jessie Adala
Grant Program Manager
Michelle Jiang
Executive Assistant

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Grants Works is your grant consulting partner.

MISSION: To help organizations, businesses, and municipalities successfully acquire, manage and comply with government and private sector grants that positively impact people and communities.

Proactive. Knowledgeable. Adaptable. Prepared.

Our services help organizations strengthen their capacity to compete for grants, secure funding for programs, services, and innovation, and integrate systems-based grant management processes into their operations.

Our team has expertise in each area of the grant lifecycle and has managed grants from the perspectives of the recipient, subrecipient, pass-through entity, and a federal agency. We have experience with solicitation analyses, grant writing and application management, complex application budgets, post-award compliance, subrecipient monitoring, organizational policy development, budgetary oversight, reporting, audit preparedness, site visits, and closeout.

About the Founder

Grants Works was founded by Patrice Davis, a grant management professional with 15 years of direct experience. After 10 years in the advertising and marketing industries, she changed careers and became adept at managing the complexities of government grants in various professional roles at national and local nonprofit organizations, a top research university, and as a federal employee.

In addition to working with Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I and II grantees as a federal employee, she has also successfully managed primary and sub-awards from several large foundations, corporations, and 17 local, state, and federal agencies and subagencies including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Department of Justice, the City of Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, and King County, Washington.

Before establishing Grants Works, she was the Senior Director, Federal Grants Programs & Performance for Boys & Girls Clubs of America where she was responsible for the management of a $54 million federal grant portfolio and adherence to all associated regulatory requirements, award terms, reporting deadlines, budgetary oversight, subrecipient monitoring, Single Audit readiness, and closeout.

She has conducted training sessions and webinars on how to find and apply for federal grant funding, 2 CFR 200, 45 CFR 75, grant-funded procurement, and GSA travel cost guidelines. She is also the lead trainer for Grants Works Academy.

Ms. Davis serves as a fiscal consultant during site monitoring visits of federal grantees.

Ms. Davis has a Master’s degree in Environmental Policy and Management from University of Denver and a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Morgan State University. She is a member of the National Grants Management Association, Grant Professionals Association, Georgia Grant Professionals Association, Government Contractors Association and Atlanta Black Chambers.

Outside of grants, she has myriad interests. She was a board member of South River Watershed Alliance from 2011 to 2016. She is an avid resistance training, running, and yoga enthusiast and a fan of foreign films and international fiction.  She is also the founder of SeeCurrents®.


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